Compare and contrast two models of counselling and assess their relevance to a
particular counselling setting.
When counselling children it is necessary to use the correct approach and have the
right setting. There are many models of counselling that can be used with young
people with a positive effect. Therefore it helps to understand what model might not
work with a certain child or in a certain setting. It is beneficial to use the most
appropriate counselling model when a child comes for help. An awareness of this is
necessary in order for the child to receive the most appropriate support. The setting is
equally important to enable the child to feel comfortable in order for them to tell their
The two models of counselling I have chosen for this essay are The Person Centred
Approach and Egan’s Three Stage Model Of Helping.
The Person Centred Approach focuses on the “here and now” and uses three core
conditions called Empathy, Unconditional Positive Regard and Congruence, to
encourage and enable the client to come to their own conclusions and reach their full
potential. This approach works best if not time limited.
Egan’s three-stage model of helping is a very solution focussed way of working with
a client to enable them to facilitate change by working on certain is sues and problem
situations that are preventing them from moving forward and achieving their goals.
This approach is best used for short term contracts.
I will write about each model and show the advantages and disadvantages of using
each model when working with young carers and in relation to age appropriateness.
As my work is Region wide I have to use different settings within each town. For this
essay I have chosen a room within a centre I use for Young Carers. I will endeavour
to show the relevance of each model within this particular setting, and any contraindications